Date: Thursday, September 10
Golf Course: Mount Vintage Golf Club – Independence/Vintage
Address : 375 Mount Vintage Plantation Dr.
City, State: North Augusta, South Carolina 29860
Starting Times: 8:30 a.m. - 12:40 p.m. tee times off No. 1 Tee. Pairings will be posted on ajga.org 48 hours prior to the first tee time. Please arrive 5 minutes early to the tee.
Registration Time: Players are required to register before the start of their round. Please arrive 5 minutes early to the tee. Players may arrive one hour and 10 minutes before their tee time to register (i.e. 7:20 a.m. for an 8:30 a.m. tee time). Players are not allowed to arrive at the facility any earlier than this.
Registration Location: The cart staging area at Mount Vintage Golf Club in the event tent
Driving Range opening time: To promote social distancing players will be assigned practice times on the driving range and practice putting green before the round. A players time on the driving range will start one hour prior to their tee time and depending on the tournament the player will be allotted up to 30 minutes to warm up on the driving range. An AJGA staff member will be located at the driving range monitoring players and enforcing social distancing. At the end of the player’s driving range time they may then go to the practice putting green and short game area.
Code of Conduct: The AJGA will not tolerate players or parents who do not adhere to guidelines put in place to promote social distance and player safety. We reserve the right to penalize and/or disqualify players who knowingly and willingly disregard our policies to promote social distance. Players are also responsible for the actions of their family members.
Qualifying Policy: Players must declare their intention in the scoring area to either accept a spot in the tournament field should they qualify or not. Once a player has signed his/her scorecard, the decision is final. Players who earn Performance Based Entry status will have the current season and the following season to use the Performance Stars. Players who qualify or accept a spot in the tournament do NOT forfeit Performance Based Entry status earned in the AJGA Qualifier.
Qualifying Spots: The exact number of qualifying spots will be posted at the qualifier registration area. Any ties for the final qualifying spots will be determined by a sudden-death playoff upon the conclusion of play.
Qualifying Playoff: All ties for qualifying spots will be determined by players individual scores starting on No. 18 and continuing backwards until ties are resolved. If all individual hole scores are the same, qualifying spots will be determined by a random method.
Inclement Weather: In the event of inclement weather that warrants a cancellation of the AJGA Qualifier, the remaining tournament spots will be decided by Performance Based Entry.
Alternate Status: In case of tournament withdrawals, participants who fail to qualify with the next best score will be placed on an alternate list. Alternate status will be determined by players individual scores starting on No. 18 and continuing backwards until ties are resolved. If all individual hole scores are the same, the alternate status will be determined by a random method.
Swing Videos: All Junior Plus Members will have the opportunity to have their swings taped on the driving range for the College Coaches website at any time during the event. Players must contact the Tournament Director to schedule a time to film their swing video.
Clubhouse Guidelines: More information regarding clubhouse access will be available at a later date.
Scorecards: Players will be required to bring a mobile phone or a device that supports the Golf Genius application (available on iOS or Android) to use for their official scorecard and live scoring during AJGA events. Instructions on how to download and use the app can be found here. Players will be provided the GGID at the starting tee and will be assigned to mark for another player in the group. The player is responsible for providing their own mobile device as well as ensuring that it is fully charged to make it through the round.
Flagstick: The flagstick is fixed in the hole and MUST NOT be deliberately removed by any player. If a player removes the flagstick, he or she will incur a one-stroke penalty under the AJGA Code of Conduct Policy.
Tournament Information: Tournament Information will be given to all qualifiers by the Tournament Director via e-mail and text at the conclusion of the Qualifier. For those players who qualify, the $295 Tournament entry fee will need to be paid via the Players Center prior to Tournament Registration. Qualifiers who are not AJGA members must complete the AJGA membership application online and pay the membership fee prior to the tournament.
Tournament Headquarters: The Vaughn Taylor Championship Tournament Headquarters is located in the Conference room off the main dining/grill area. Please feel free to call Tournament Headquarters at (815) 354-0261, with any questions. Players and parents are encouraged to call or email the Tournament Director with any questions that they may have and avoid visiting the Tournament Headquarters.
PRACTICE ROUND INFORMATION
Dates available for play: July 28 - September 9
Tee Times Available for play: All day
Participants may make tee times by calling Mount Vintage Golf Club (803) 279-5422. Please identify yourself as an AJGA participant. Practice rounds during these times are for players only.
Practice Facility Times: M-F (7 am – dark). Please call the golf shop to confirm facility times as these are subject to change over the course of the year.
Greens Fee Rates: $25 for players
Practice rounds are at the individual’s expense and are provided at a reduced rate by the AJGA and the host facility. Players and guests must comply with all rules & expectations at the host facility including, but not limited to, a restriction of the number of shots to be played, disrespectful behavior towards host club staff and/or members, overall time limits and limitations of non-paying guests. Failure to comply with these rules and regulations with regards to social distancing may result in the forfeiture of your practice round and potentially disqualification from the tournament.
AJGA Host Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Augusta
Hotel Address: 1065 Stevens Creek Rd., Augusta, GA 30907
AJGA Special Rate: $119 (Average rate at this time $149)
Hotel Tax Rate: 14%
Rate Includes: Breakfast Buffet / WIFI / Access to Fitness Center
Reservation Method: (706) 739-9990 - Identify yourself as an AJGA Participant
Booking link: AJGA Booking Link
Cutoff Date: Thursday, August 27
Check in Time: 3 p.m.
Check out Time: 12 p.m.
Airport: Players should make reservations into Augusta Regional Airport (AGS), which is approximately 30 minutes from the hotel and the golf course.
AJGA Preferred Rentals: Avis and Budget, the preferred rental car brands of the American Junior Golf Association, provide AJGA members and their families with savings on vehicles for all AJGA event-related and personal travel. To see rates for all events, visit these links:
Rangefinders: The AJGA allows the usage of distance-measuring devices in all AJGA competitions. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device to gauge or MEASURE OTHER CONDITIONS that might affect his/her play (e.g., gradient, wind speed, temperature, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 4.3(1).
Spectator Golf Carts: Golf carts and spectator carts are not allowed without a Government issued Blue Permanent Handicap placard. Please see the Tournament Director on-site to receive an approved cart.
Push Carts: Push carts (non-motorized) are approved for use by all players as permitted by the host facility. Players are responsible for providing their own push carts.